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CSR With Katha | Book Bank Project | A Warm Thank You

CSR With Katha

Over the last 22 years, KATHA has done some great work with the corporate sector!

There are many ways you can increase your company’s and Delhi’s wealth by helping create the future wealth makers of the country!

ITDC: We started with the India Tourism Development Corporation. in 1991,  to produce value . increase India’s culture capital! They generously helped us with the first volume of Katha Prize Stories and the Katha Awards. The Economic Times called it, “A unique and special moment in Indian publishing.”

AIRTEL: Airtel has supported us in a multiplicity of small ways, right from helping us in our children’s programme to supporting our telephone bills.

AXIS BANK: For two years they supported our first major effort to scale up our experiences of working in slums and to bring early learning to children in 50 slums of Delhi.

BT GLOBAL: A generous partner since 2001, they have always heard our concerns and come in, in supportive and sustainable ways. They helped launch Katha in UK in 2009.

EAST INDIA HOTELS . INDIA CEMENTS: Generously supported our translation programme. Culturelinking is a matter of grave concern in a country that is as multicultural as ours. What can be a boon sometimes turns out otherwise. And Katha’s efforts’ need constant support to keep the fire of active tolerance burning within us.

IOC: Hearing our concern about youth having to leapfrog into the twenty first century they support the Katha School of Entrepreneurship extension programme, helping young people come out of poverty.

INTEL: They started their first Intel Computer Clubhouses for Asia with us. And have been our friends since then!

THE TATA GROUP OF COMPANIES: For almost a decade the Tata Group of Companies supported us through the Taj Group of Hotels. Helping our women to stand on their feet was their singular contribution to our communities’ efforts.

WIPRO APPLYING THOUGHT TO SCHOOLS: Generously supported us for three years to help us scale up our reading initiative into 50 MCD Schools and 50 slum communities. They also came into the support of our tribal schools, the Katha Lisu Schools in Arunachal Pradesh.

COGNIZANT: Supported our first venture into making easy readers for first generation school goers. It was part of the larger initiative of getting all children reading for fun and at grade level.

See what you can do with us! CSR opportunities at Katha

  • Volunteer/Mentor: This does not have a rupee cost attached to it, but supports our teachers efforts to give quality education to our children. And traditional or nontraditional subject, vocational and entrepreneurship training will be most welcome!
  • Sponsor a School
    • Katha Reading Campaign in Government Schools
      Municipal schools support a major part of the education of children living in slums. Katha has been working with them since 2008 helping all children and teachers. This is a long term, high impact programme.
    • Katha Reading Campaign in Slums of Delhi
      Government of India supports a major part of the education of children living in 50 slums. Delhi has 1700 slums. This is a long term, high impact programme.
    • KathaKids!
      90% of brain development happens before a child turns five. Hence the need for quality preschools in slums is urgent if we want a strong and knowledgeable workforce in 2030. We need support for 50 preschoolson a long term basis.
    • Kenga, the Katha English Academy.
      We are looking for support  to research, write, illustrate and publish 1000 copies of a kit with multiple components that aid learning. The kit will serve as India’s first English kit for children living in poverty. It can be used anywhere in India, including in communities of the CSR partner and their work areas.
    • Katha School of Entrepreneurship
      Support vocational training of youth and young women just raring to go! And also support a upmarket outlet for their products, in Delhi.
      We need to start three centres urgently in the three slums clusters where they are not functioning now.
    • KathaTech
      Computer schools for young girls and boys, children  and their mothers. We need to start three centres urgently in the three slums clusters where they are not functioning now.
    • Delhi One Youth Team
      Katha is looking for support to set up an opportunity fund for youth to make it into the world and fill up the many vacancies!
    • Katha-Lisu Schools
      The Lisu tribal people are desperate for good early learning for their children. Katha runs 4 schools for them.

What You can do

Sponsor a Programme | Payroll Giving | Social Financing

Excited? Curious? Want to know more? Please write to Mr Raghunathan, Honorary Advisor, External Relations, at Please copy your mail to Shanthi Krishnaswamy at

Book Bank Project

Do you have books and learning toys going unused?

Katha can use them! Any children’s book and learning aid such as stationary, software and school supplies that helped your children learn can also be used to give the children in our communities a brighter future. Pass on education – don’t let good quality items go waste.

All donations for the Book Bank will be used at Katha schools. These children will shape the future of our country and your support will not cost you anything out of pocket. Since you have already purchased the books and toys you are not losing anything, but only gaining; not just some extra space in your home, but also the wonderful feeling of giving something to the children who are the future of India.

All donations should be in good condition. The Book Bank is located at Katha Storyshop, A3, Sarvodaya Enclave, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi- 110017

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